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WIRES' advice on how to help bushfire affected wildlife

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Little Penguin released from care after falling from the sky at Walkers Beach, Gerroa

Friday, October 25, 2019

A Little Penguin has had a lucky escape after falling from the sky at Walkers Beach, Gerroa, near Kiama on the NSW south coast. read more

Kangaroos run over by vehicle in Tura Beach

Monday, September 30, 2019

A number of adult and juvenile kangaroos have been run over in what police are considering a deliberate act of cruelty in Tura Beach, near Merimbula on the NSW South Coast. WIRES Far South East member Janine Green was alerted to the incident when police knocked on her door at 1:30am on Sunday night, holding a surviving joey. read more

Flying-Foxes are in Trouble

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Fires and Wildlife

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

With such terrible fires sweeping across NSW and Queensland, WIRES are very aware of the tragic toll on wildlife. In the event of a major fire, the unfortunate reality is that the majority of wildlife in the immediate area of the fire, those which are unable to escape, generally perish. read more

All aboard the possum express!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Rail travellers were treated to a rare sight on the Hornsby to Penrith line recently when a pair of ringtail possums were discovered quietly napping on board. 

Local WIRES volunteers Tracy Burgess and Kylie Canilleri were called to the rescue at 9.45am on a Sunday morning following a report of possums on a train heading for the Blue Mountains. 

The train had already left Central and scheduled to stop at at all stations from Parramatta to Penrith where it was due to arrive at 11.02am. WIRES was advised that once it arrived, there was only a 15 minute window of opportunity to contain the four-legged joy-riders before the train was scheduled to depart for the Blue Mountains. read more

Green Sea Turtle dies after being rescued from freshwater lake in Bella Vista

Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Green Sea Turtle has died in care after being found in a freshwater, man-made lake in Bella Vista, in Sydney’s west, over 30km inland from the Tasman Sea. read more

Possum with head trapped in glass jar makes full recovery and is released

Friday, June 14, 2019
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WIRES launches free multilingual community course in Australia-first wildlife education initiative

Thursday, April 11, 2019

NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) has announced the release of a free online community course on Australian wildlife that is available in three languages.

The course, ‘An Introduction to Australian Wildlife’, is available in English, Chinese Simplified and Arabic, and has been designed for people of all ages as an easy introduction to wildlife for people unfamiliar with Australian native animals.

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Hayla is much more than man’s best friend!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Domestic dogs and wildlife are often not a good mix, but a very special working farm dog has proved that this is not always so. 

Hayla, the Maremma X Blue Heeler dutifully spends her time protecting the livestock on her owner’s farm in Myocum NSW from predators such as foxes and wild dogs.

However Hayla has managed to take her care responsibilities to a whole new level this week, arriving home at 6am after her boundary check with a tiny female possum joey snuggled into the fur on her back.

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